Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Eventually, feed and flour sack manufacturers began to realize how popular these sacks had become with women and in 1925, they began selling the sacks in colorful prints. By the late 1930s, there was intense competition to design the most attractive and desirable prints. Artists were hired specifically for this purpose. This turned out to be a genius marketing tool because women picked out flour, sugar, beans, rice, cornmeal, and even feed and fetilizer for the family farm based on which fabrics they liked.
Be sure to check out http://www.georgeandbessie.com/ to see what we've done with them.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and let us know what some of your favorite summer pasttimes are. We'd LOVE to hear from you.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Vintage lamps are a great way to bring a little kitsch to a nursery or child's room. From well-loved nursery rhyme characters to friendly animals, these lamps have brought a smile to many kids as well as adults throughout the years.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
A while back, when I was out-and-about, something caught my eye. Along a jogging path and amongst several majestic oak trees, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, hung a single, red, wooden swing. I couldn't help but think to myself......who hung it there and why? It looked rather out of place and I was curious to find out more about it. After a little research, I found out that it was the handiwork of a group called The Red Swing Project. Click here to find out more about them.
To me, these swings convey such a powerful message. In our hurried, fast-paced world of cell phones, work deadlines, and family obligations, take time out to enjoy the simple little things in life. I mean, who doesn't like to swing? I think this poem by Robert Louis Stevenson sums it up quite nicely.
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside-
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown-
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Maybe one of these swings will come to a city or town near you someday. Whether or not, try to take some time out of your day to just "swing".
Thursday, May 6, 2010
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